Published On: Sun, Apr 15th, 2018

3 Ways to Prep Your Outdoor Space For Summer

In just a few short weeks, many places will start to see spring come into full bloom, which means summer is right around the corner. If you’ve spent the majority of your winter trapped inside due to cold, windy, snowy weather, you may have an outdoor space that needs quite a bit of TLC before its ready for your summer fun. To help you be prepared once the warmer weather starts coming, here are three ways you can prepare your outdoor space for summer.

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Take A Look At Your Patio Furniture

One of the most enjoyable things about summer is being able to enjoy the great weather no matter what time of day it is. However, the last thing you want to do is have to be standing in the hot sun. Because of this, most comfortable outdoor spaces will have seating and other patio furniture. But in bad weather, this furniture could have taken quite a beating. Knowing this, Ashley of Simply Designing, a contributor to SheKnows.com, suggests seeing if your patio furniture needs things like cleaning, updating, or just entirely new upholstery. By taking care of this before you plan on using your patio furniture, you can ensure that it’s there and ready for you when the perfect opportunity presents itself.

Plant an Aromatic Garden

Preparing vegetation takes quite a bit of forethought. If you’re wanting a particular plant or flower, you can’t just expect to have it now without having put in the work beforehand. So before you starting spending too much time in your outdoor space, Olivia Heath, a contributor to HouseBeautiful.com, recommends planting an aromatic garden that will help make your entire space smell lovely. Some of the plants you may want to start with could include Phlox, Honeysuckle, or Jasmine. These are all night-scented flowers, which means they’ll smell best when enjoyed on those warm summer evening you spend outside with friends and family.

Check On Your Lighting

To ensure that you can use your outdoor space as much as you want this summer, Dabney Frake, a contributor to Apartment Therapy, advises that you check on any previous lighting that you had. When you weren’t using your outdoor space as much, your lights may have burnt out or become disconnected. This isn’t something you want to find out right as you’re taking a group of guests outside to enjoy your space. So before you plan your big summer get-together, make sure you’ve checked on your lighting situation.

If you have an outdoor space that you can’t wait to use this summer, consider using the tips mentioned above to ensure everything’s in place for you to enjoy all summer long.

Author: Anna Johansson

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